After a sunny and warm start, clouds increased on Tuesday, signaling rain. Leftover moisture associated from once named Tropical Storm Allison tracked towards South Carolina from the Gulf Coast states on Tuesday night. By Wednesday morning heavy rain was falling across central sections. Before slowly exiting the state on Thursday some sites had totaled in excess of four inches of rain. With the circulation stalled over eastern North Carolina, bands of showers continued over the Pee Dee counties into the weekend. A cold front passed through on Saturday night but not before a round of thunderstorms and reports of high winds and hail. Father's Day Sunday ended the period under bright sunny weather. Statewide temperatures for the week averaged two degrees above normal.
PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE DATA
The highest temperature was 94 degrees at Conway on June 17. The lowest temperature was 51degrees at Caesars Head on the morning of June 17. The heaviest 24-hour rainfall reported was 3.90" at Clarks Hill ending at 7:00 a.m. on June 13. The average statewide rainfall for the period was 1.3".
Precipitation Period 2001 Deviation* Temperature Location Total Total From Avg. Maximum Minimum Greer 0.00 17.64 7.2B 91 66 Columbia 1.57 17.00 5.9B 93 67 Florence 3.99 15.06 4.5B 89 68 Charleston 1.01 13.87 7.4B 92 65 N Myrtle Beach 0.92 17.01 2.4B 84 63 Augusta, Ga. 3.47 21.50 0.9B 92 66 *A=Above, B=Below
Note: Weekly rainfall amounts are for the prior 24-hrs ending 7 am Monday through ending 7 am Sunday.
4 inch depth average soil temperature: Columbia 82 degrees.
RIVERS AND SURF
South Carolina river stages were near normal.
Surf temperatures at Myrtle Beach and Savannah will average around 80 degrees.